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Approximately 150 species of mosquitoes belonging to 12 genera are found in the United States. Mosquitoes have a complete metamorphosis. Eggs are laid, either singly or in bunches, on a water surface or in a place where they will become wet when flooding occurs.
Female mosquitoes must have a blood meal in order to reproduce. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar and do not bite humans. Mosquitoes spend most of the day in shaded resting areas. Expect to find them in tall grass, near the north walls of buildings/houses, and under decks. At dusk, and again at dawn, hungry females come out and search for the warmth, carbon dioxide, and other scents that warm-blooded animals and humans give off. Breda’s mosquito control is applied to surfaces where mosquitoes will be resting during the day — the north or sheltered sides of board fences, wall siding, eaves, and outbuildings; trees and shrubs; under decks; and in tall grass or weeds.
- Mosquitoes take around seven days to complete their life cycle
- The first three stages are aquatic
- Mosquitoes are very poor fliers and must stop to rest often
- They have limited flight ranges of 300 feet
- Most adult female mosquitoes live 2-3 weeks
- All areas where mosquitoes rest are treated
- Mosquito season is from late March – early October
- The mosquito treatment is done once a month
- The product we use is not harmful to the honeybee population
- Treatment price is based on the size of the area(s) we are treating
- Service is performed on a month-month basis, no contractual obligation